As an attorney with vast experience in police misconduct, Attorney Samms has been retained by a number of firms across the country to analyze and evaluate police misconduct cases for a concise determination of trial worthiness. Attorney Samms will thoroughly examine police reports, medical examiners’ reports, offense incident reports, sworn statements and deposition testimony to arrive at a professional opinion which will be reduced to an opinion letter that can be relied upon for its accuracy, legal support and professional evaluation. One of the reasons for Attorney Samms’ success is that Attorney Samms believes in thorough preparation of any police misconduct case before the case is filed.
The preparation necessary pre-suit for a wrongful death committed by a police agency is even more important than the police misconduct cases that do not involve deadly force. Attorney Samms strongly suggests the use of public records laws to compile as much information as possible in order to prepare a claim against the individual officers involved and more importantly against the municipality that hires them. This intense preparation will be the hallmark of any consultation of Attorney Samms in the police misconduct area. It is through this concise preparation that the probabilities of success dramatically increase. Attorney Samms will be able to guide trial counsel through the difficult legal concepts of qualified immunity and municipal liability law.
Attorney Samms’ numerous lectures in the area of police misconduct at attorney seminars as well as in prominent law schools hones Attorney Samms skills in the area and ensures that all consultations are based on the most up to date law available.